OpenWrt firmware for Archer C50 v4

As time has passed I have created some new firmware file. I’ll be pasting files and links to new firmware images.

This files are delivered as they are. If you use these files it is your own risk. I can’t give any garanty to anything happening to your hardware or your network or anything else when you use these files.

In case you want to use this .bin and you still have the original/TP-Link firmware running you need to follow step 6 (6.1 – 6.3) here

2019.02.08 – Basic (without LuCi)
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OpenWrt SNAPSHOT, r8943-796822cce3

In case you want to use this .bin and you still have the original/TP-Link firmware running you need to follow step 6 (6.1 – 6.3) here

2019.02.13 – with LuCi
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OpenWrt SNAPSHOT, r8943-796822cce3
2019.04.25 – Basic (without LuCi)
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2019.04.25 – with LuCi
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In case you want to use this .bin and you still have the original/TP-Link firmware running you need to follow step 6 (6.1 – 6.3) here

13 Kommentare zu „OpenWrt firmware for Archer C50 v4

  1. Hey there,

    Thank you so much for taking your time to write the guides for V4. I got into the same situation of getting the V4 even though it was advertised as V3.

    Quick question, these are pre-compiled files, so I don’t need to follow anything else except from the part of the guide when I hook it up to a wired connection,right?

    Kind Regards,

      1. It seems like I’ve messed up..
        i’ve renamed the with luci file to firmware.bin, used WebUI, it messed up the install, went into tftp, recovery.bin , and now no lights are showing at all.. damn.
        Could it be that I should’ve did the owrt +boot dd command, and that would’ve produced the firmware?
        Also, any idea what can I do now? 🙂

        1. Now I fully understand what you ment with you first question.
          You still had the original Tp-Link Firmware and used one of the „*-openwrt-ramips-mt76x8-tplink_c50-v4-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin“ files from this post.
          I asumed you already had an OpenWrt on your Archer.

          Now you need to follow the instructions by „cowl0ver“ in this post to recover your archer.
          As soon as you got your archer running with openwrt you can directly use the bin files from this post.

          PS: I will update the info in my post

          1. Ah yeah.. should’ve listened to my instinct hence the file name 🙂
            Too late I guess.
            Yes I’ve used his guide, but I have no lights blinking now at all.. any other idea?


          2. Have you read this commit message with full attention at „Installing via TFTP“?
            If you do this give your devices a lot of time. It is normal to wait for 10-15 minutes before restarting any service or device or unplug anything.

            Give it an other try with the tftp recover and take your time.

            Have you also tried connecting via ssh? Are you sure you have set up your IP configurations correctly?
            I some times need to re-check stuff I believe to have done 100% correct.

          3. Got new Router, flashed the sysupgrade…
            … now all LEDS blink and recovery is impossible (TFTP is not working at all..).

            Bought a new one today, took the right file, now its working 😉

  2. I’ve read that fully, but the recovery killed the tftp mode for now. I get no lights, port22 not open for the router, and at the moment it’s paperweight. Tried every way possible so far, while checking in wireshark if it listens to anything,but nope.
    Any other suggestions?

  3. Hi Niklas,
    I have very little understanding of all this.
    Could you please assist. I have the original factory firmware. And kind of need a set by set guide if you are willing.

  4. Hi and thanks for this firmware,

    I instal it successfully but i don’t find a setting to configure the vpn client, it will be coming soon ?

    1. You can complie it yourself (following instructions I posted) or download the full image from OpenWrt homepage vor install the VPN package using OPKG.
      I will not compile Stuff I don’t need, sorry.

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